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3 held for abducting, killing 6-yr-old
Ludhiana, January 29
The police has arrested three persons for allegedly kidnapping and killing a child for ransom. The accused, Mukesh, Amit and Mohammad Ijaz, all migrants from Bihar, were caught by the Mundiya police while they were trying to flee after taking ransom.

Robber Raja on the loose; jewellers panic
Rajeev RajaLudhiana, January 29
Panic gripped jewellers after the news of the escape of notorious robber-cum-murderer, Rajeev, alias Raja, who had allegedly robbed and murdered several city jewellers reached here this afternoon.

File photo: Rajeev Raja

Fake don’s extortion bid fails
Ludhiana, January 29
Taking a cue from Anupam Kher starrer film “C-Company”, a domestic help along with his uncle tried to extort money from an industrialist.


Congress workers stage a dharna against the MC in Ludhiana on Thursday. Dharna has Cong divided
Ludhiana, January 29
The much-hyped Congress dharna at the municipal corporation’s zone-A office turned out to be a flop show as neither the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mahinder Singh Kaypee, nor Congress committee general secretary Manish Tewari turned up for the protest.

Congress workers stage a dharna against the MC in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Harassment Case Dr Brar reinstated
Ludhiana, January 29
Putting an end to the uncertainty prevailing over the office of Director Students' Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University here, the vice-chancellor Dr MS Kang, today allowed Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, who was suspended following a complaint of sexual harassment by a female employee, to join back on the post (DSW).

Language no bar for Tulip
Ludhiana, January 29
Tulip Joshi looked scintillating in black-grey dress and complementing her dress was her fair complexion and dark eyes. Daughter of a European father and a Gujarati mother, Tulip has the best of worlds.

Music of Punjabi film released

Two convicted of killing friend
Ludhiana, January 29
The Additional Sessions Judge, Kishore Kumar, has sentenced Jagjit Pal (20) of Sarabha Nagar and Onkar Singh(22) of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar on the charges of killing their friend Ramandeep Singh (19) for money.

MC engineers threaten mass leave
Seek reimbursement of arrears
Ludhiana, January 29
Engineers of the municipal corporation protested against staff shortage by wearing black badges to work today.


Arya College teachers stage protest
Ludhiana, January 29
The ongoing tussle between Arya College Teachers' Union and the management, once again, was witnessed during the annual prize distribution function of college here today. The ACTU had been threatening to boycott and protest during the annual function for long, if management failed to reimburse the pending arrears of two years.

Pay Commission
Pvt schools to hike fee
Ludhiana, January 29
Privately managed unaided schools are finding it hard to cope with the heavy burden of salaries to the teachers as recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. There is no other alternative left for the schools than to increase the fee structure.

Agro-forestry winter school kicks off at PAU
Ludhiana, January 29
Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor PAU, while inaugurating a three-week winter school on "Agro-forestry for farm diversification and carbon sequestration" here today said, “Our forest area is less than 2 per cent of the world's forest area, but it supports more than 15 per cent of world's human and nearly 14 per cent of the cattle population.”

From Schools
600 students take part in Kaleidoscope

Girls take part in the teaching aid contest at GMT College of Education.Ludhiana, January 29
An inter-school painting competition Kaleidoscope -2009 was organised by The Hindustan PACE Times on the premises of DAV Public School. About 600 students of various schools participated in the competition. Kuldeep Singh, Joint  Commissioner, was the chief guest.

Girls take part in the teaching aid contest at GMT College of Education. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Lecture on genetically engineered food
Ludhiana, January 29
Prof Jeffery Smith, scientist from the Institute for Responsible technology, Washington DC, delivered a guest lecture on health risks of genetically engineered foods at DMCH.

A doctor examines patients while squatting on the floor at a rural dispensary in Jaspal Bangar village, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Rural doctors intensify stir
Shun chairs at dispensaries
Jaspal Bangar/Ludhiana, January 29
The ongoing struggle of rural doctor intensified today as they gave up their chairs and squatted on the floor at their respective dispensaries across the state. A majority of doctors working in 102 dispensaries in Ludhiana district sat on the mats outside their dispensaries to carry out their routine work, including examination of patients.

A doctor examines patients while squatting on the floor at a rural dispensary in Jaspal Bangar village, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sewage strengthening work halted
No end to residents’ nightmare
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 29
Choked sewers, overflowing drains and stinking environment seem to remain unsolved problems as strengthening of the existing sewage system has been halted for indefinite period again.

Oil Price Cut
Too little, too late: MCPI
Ludhiana, January 29
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI-U) has termed the cut in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG as much delayed, meagre and inadequate as the prices of crude had tumbled long back substantially in the international market.

Shiv Sena calls for unity to fight terror
Ludhiana, January 29
The Akhil Bharatiya Shiv Sena organised a “Sankalp diwas against terrorism” at Chaura Bazar here last evening in which tributes were paid to martyrs of terrorism and a call was given to people to wage a united war against evil designs of terrorists and other anti-national forces.

Health team takes sweet samples
Ludhiana, January 29
In yet another raid conducted on Prem Food at Deep Nagar, the district health authorities today took samples of “dhoda”and “patisa” being manufactured on the premises. The raid was carried out following complaints by 30 residents against the factory owner, Jagdish Dhingra.

Music of Punjabi film released
Ludhiana, January 29
The music of forthcoming Punjabi flick “Jag Jeondeyan de Mele” was released here today. The star cast of the film - Harbhajan Mann, Tulip Joshi and debutant Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal - were present at the ceremony.

Speaking Out
‘A welcome decision’
The announcement to cut prices of petrol, diesel and LPG has come as a relief to all sections of society. Tribune reporter Manav Ghuman talked to a cross-section of people and here is what they had to say:


Property dealer shot at
Khanna, January 29
Kuljinder Singh (31), son of Harpal Singh, a resident of officer colony on the Malerkotla road, was attacked by some unidentified gunmen. He was shot thrice outside his house last evening at around 9 pm.

Sports mela at Dhudike
Ludhiana, January 29
Lala Lajpat Rai Janamsthan Yadgar Committee, Dhudike, organised 54th Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary Sports Mela at Dhudike village, the birth place of Lala Lajpat Rai.

Gully Cricket
Susheel Jangira an athlete to the core
Ludhiana, January 29
It was the discipline during my training as a national athlete that has enabled me to surpass the perseverance test to become a successful model and a television anchor reveals Susheel Jangira.

Annual athletics meet of the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana Tiny tots take part in athletics meet
Ludhiana, January 29
A large number of tiny tots competed in the three-day 7th Annual Athletics Meet of kindergarten at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, which began yesterday.

Annual athletics meet of the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 




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